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Day 1 Suzhou
Suzhou is home to many beautiful, traditional and intricate handicrafts which has a long and interesting history. Suzhou’s excellent craftsmanship, with its deep roots in Wu culture, is still presented in everyday in Suzhou’s life. Its high standard of craftsmanship remains unparalleled in China.
Suzhou or Su Embroidery is one of the oldest embroidery techniques in the world which dates back more than 2000 years. Su Embroidery is characterized by brightly colored silk embroidered with beautiful and well-proportioned representations of human being, animals, objects or scenery. Suzhou Silk had a worldwide reputation as early as Tang and Song dynasties (618 A.D.-1279 A.D.). As Suzhou is surrounded by mulberry fields and benefits from abundant sunshine, plentiful rainfall, and fertile land, it is the perfect environment for silkworms to produce good quality cocoons. Hence it made Suzhou as one of the most famous production, collection and distribution base for raw silk materials in ancient China.
Taohuawu New Year Woodcarving paintings had been developed since the Song Dynasty. They are beautifully designed, colorful paintings printed by the woodcarvings. The paintings normally represent the festive customs, the daily life in the South of Yangtze River Delta and scenes from folktales in ancient China. It’s an interesting experience to know the traditional culture and art in China.
The Sandalwood Fan had existed since ancients times. It’s made of bamboo slats and rice paper. The craftsman usually draws flowers, woman, birds, mountains, water, etc on the upper half of the fan. They also write the Chinese character as the illustrations. Sandalwood Fan is one of the most popular gifts for friends and family both in China and abroad.
The trip will start from 9:00 am. Our local guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby. Then you will start a full-day trip to visit the famous No.1 Silk Factory, Silk Embroidery Research Institute, Sandalwood Fan Factory, Suzhou Arts and Crafts Museum, and Taohuawu New Year Paintings Museum. Afterward, drive back to your hotel. Thus, the end of your interesting day-trip in Suzhou.
culture, Historic, history, Museum, Outdoor Activity, Walking Tour
Attractions: No.1 Silk Factory, Sandalwood Fan Factory, Silk Embroidery Research Institute, Suzhou Arts and Crafts Museum, Taohuawu New Year Paintings Museum
Cities visited: Suhzou
Provinces visited: Jiangsu
Ideal seasons: Winter, Summer, Spring, Autumn
Ideal audiences: Seniors, Singles, Couples, Dating, Family
Religions: Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, Taoist, Bahá'í
Type of transportation: Private Car